You will provide a 24/7 presence in the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) Emergency Operation Centre at Eastwood and work in collaboration with a Medical Retrieval Consultant for adult, paediatric and neonatal transfers. Utilising your understanding and knowledge of retrieval processes that occur by road and air for all types of patient transfers, you will provide high level advice on clinical care for patients requiring a transfer or retrieval to another facility and be able to provide the required level of ongoing patient care. You will have an understanding of aircraft and flight safety, medical equipment and clinical care required in the aeronautical environment, and take into consideration the factors which determine the types of responses required for patient transfers, including physiological changes that may occur. You will be expected to work collaboratively with any referring agencies or individuals, including receiving facilities, to ensure alignment of the transport whilst optimising patient care and safety.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. In addition, you will have postgraduate nursing experience and qualifications in a Critical Care area along with experience and qualifications in retrieval nursing. Demonstrated a high degree of flexibility, innovation and creativity which can be applied to the pre-hospital and retrieval setting, you will bring the ability to clinically access patients via a phone or teleconference facility. You must possess exceptional communication skills with a focus on problem solving and effective conflict resolution.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 30 June 2017
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 626152